Premier League team news ahead of weekend action

All your Premier League team news before this weekend kicks off.

TODAY

Everton (3) v Middlesbrough (9), Goodison Park, 5.30pm

Everton have no fresh injury concerns. Forward Enner Valencia, signed on loan from West Ham on transfer deadline day, is set to come into the Toffees’ matchday squad for the first time. Boro head coach Aitor Karanka has doubts over strikers Christian Stuani and Jordan Rhodes. Stuani limped out of last weekend’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Place with a groin problem, while Rhodes suffered a knock to his knee in training on Thursday.

Top scorers:

Lukaku (Everton) 3; Stuani (Boro) 2

Match odds:

H 3-4 A 15-4 D 13-5

Referee:

Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Hull City (8) v Arsenal (7), KCOM Stadium, 3pm

Hull’s new signing Dieumerci Mbokani is expected to be included in caretaker boss Mike Phelan’s squad. Club record signing Ryan Mason and Will Keane may be given bigger roles after making their debuts off the bench in last week’s 1-1 draw at Burnley, while fellow new recruits Markus Henriksen, James Weir and David Marshall hope to feature. Phelan has no new injury concerns.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will recall Petr Cech and could also have Theo Walcott available again. The fixture will come too early for Aaron Ramsey, who has a hamstring injury, and Gabriel, who is short of match fitness.

Top scorers:

Diomande, Snodgrass (Hull) 3; Cazorla, Sanchez (Arsenal) 2

Match odds:

H 11-2 A 1-2 D 16-5

Referee:

Roger East (Wiltshire)

Leicester City (16) v Burnley (15), King Power Stadium, 3pm

Danny Simpson is set to return for Leicester after missing their Champions League win at Club Brugge with a hamstring injury. The right-back is likely to be replaced by Luis Hernandez. Jeff Schlupp is available after a muscle strain and Shinji Okazaki is fit despite being left out of the squad in Belgium. Record signing Islam Slimani, who replaced Okazaki in the Champions League, is expected to make his Premier League debut.

Burnley’s only absentee is still Ashley Barnes while Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick could be given a full debut. Clarets boss Sean Dyche has now seen Ireland’s Hendrick up close for over a week and may be tempted to pair him with previous record signing Steven Defour in a central-midfield tandem.

Top scorers:

Mahrez, Vardy (Leicester) 3

Match odds:

H 1-2 A 11-2 D 16-5

Referee:

Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Manchester City (1) v Bournemouth (14), Etihad Stadium, 3pm

Striker Sergio Aguero misses out for City as he continues his domestic suspension. Midfielder David Silva is unlikely to return after missing the midweek win over Borussia Monchengladbach but manager Pep Guardiola is yet to decide whether Ilkay Gundogan will continue in his place.

Bournemouth loanee Jack Wilshere is expected to start on the bench as he builds his fitness.

Top scorers:

Aguero (Man City) 9

Match odds:

H 2-7 A 9-1 D 9-2

Referee:

Jon Moss (West Yorkshire)

West Brom (12) v West Ham (17), Hawthorns, 3pm

Hal Robson-Kanu could be included in the West Brom squad for the first time. James Morrison is also nearing a return from his hamstring problems but Saturday’s match may come too soon for the midfielder.

West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa will most likely have to wait until next week’s EFL Cup tie against Accrington to make his debut. Mark Noble is available despite needing stitches for a hand injury suffered in their 4-2 defeat against Watford.

Top scorers:

McAuley (West Brom) 2; Antonio (West Ham) 4

Match odds:

H 6-4 A 15-8 D 11-5

Referee:

Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

TOMORROW

Crystal Palace (11) v Stoke (20), Selhurst Park, 2.15pm

Crystal Palace will be without defender Pape Souare for up to six months after he was injured in a car accident. The 26-year-old suffered a broken thigh and jaw in the incident and is expected to be released from hospital this weekend. Yohan Cabaye (groin strain) faces a late fitness test, but Connor Wickham (knock) and Bakary Sako (groin strain) have fully recovered and will be involved.

Stoke’s Mame Diouf and Glen Johnson look set to be available at Selhurst Park. Winger Xherdan Shaqiri remains out due to his calf problem.

Top scorers:

Dann (Crystal Palace) 2; Crouch (Stoke) 3

Match odds:

H 19-20 A 16-5 D 9-4

Referee:

Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Southampton (18) v Swansea (13), St Mary’s, 2.15pm

Southampton will assess forward Jay Rodriguez after he came off the bench to score a last-minute goal in the 3-0 Europa League win over Sparta Prague on Thursday, and manager Claude Puel reported him as a fitness concern. Puel made seven changes for the European tie, so the likes of Charlie Austin, who scored twice, and midfielder James Ward-Prowse could be back on the bench.

Swansea are set to return to a four-man defence at St Mary’s, and that could mean more disappointment for Neil Taylor. Record signing Borja Baston could make the bench after a thigh injury which has delayed his debut since a £15.5million move from Atletico Madrid, but winger Nathan Dyer has been ruled out for two months with an ankle problem.

Top scorers:

Leroy Fer (Swansea) 3

Match odds:

H 4-6 A 9-2 D 13-5

Referee:

Mike Jones (Cheshire)

Tottenham (5) v Sunderland (19), White Hart Lane, 4.30pm

Mousa Dembele is set to make his first Premier League appearance of the season after coming off the bench against Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday. Danny Rose is unavailable as he is still recovering from a hamstring strain.

Lee Cattermole and Steven Pienaar are close to returns for Sunderland following hernia surgery and a hamstring strain respectively. Goalkeeper Vito Mannone (elbow surgery), midfielder Sebastian Larsson (knee) and striker Fabio Borini (groin) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Top scorers:

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) 4; Defoe (Sunderland) 2

Match odds:

H 3-10 A 10-1 D 4-1

Referee:

Mike Dean (Wirral)

Watford (10) v Man Utd (4), Vicarage Road, 12pm

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is expected to retain much of the starting XI that won 4-2 at West Ham last weekend. Younes Kaboul faces a late fitness test, as does Sebastian Prodl, who replaced him against West Ham. A hamstring injury rules out Stefano Okaka.

Wayne Rooney, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw return to Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad. The trio were rested for Thursday’s Europa League tie at Feyenoord. Centre-back Eric Bailly will be assessed after suffering a knock during the midweek loss in Holland, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan (thigh) and Phil Jones (knee) are out.

Top scorers:

Capoue (Watford) 3; Ibrahimovic (Man Utd) 5

Match odds:

H 5-1 A 11-20 D 3-1

Referee:

Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

**Top scorers relate to all competitions. Only those with more than one goal are included


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